Vermont

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Vermont. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

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AV legislation

Authorizes AV testing with a human operator.

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Motorcycle Helmet Required?

Universal helmet law enacted 1968.

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Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

Choice of 2 or 4 years

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Provisions for Mature Drivers

None

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Marijuana Impaired Driving

None

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DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

None

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Marijuana Possession and Use

Decriminalized and legal for recreational and medical use

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Rural Interstates: Cars (MPH)

65

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Rural Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

65

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Urban Interstates: Cars (MPH)

55

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Urban Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

55

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Other Limited Access Roads: Cars (MPH)

50

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Other Limited Access Roads: Trucks (MPH)

50

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Increased penalty for high BAC
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Administrative license suspension on first offense

90 days

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Limited driving privileges during suspension
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Ignition Interlocks

Highly incentivized for all convictions

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Open container laws

yes

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Repeat Offender Laws

No

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Child Restraint Required

Under 1 yrs or under 20 lbs in rear-facing seat in rear seat unless front passenger airbag is deactivated
1-7 yrs and over 20 lbs

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Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8-17 yrs and over 20 lbs

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Full Privilege Minimum Age

16 years, 6 months

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Learner Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

15

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Learner Stage: Minimum Duration (Months)

12

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Learner Stage: Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours in Parenthesis)

40 (10)

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Intermediate Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

16

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Intermediate Stage: Nighttime Driving Restriction

No restriction

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Intermediate Stage: Passenger Restrictions (Except Family, Unless Noted)

First 3 months: no passengers
Second 3 months: no passengers except family (secondary enforcement

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Type of Law

Secondary; Primary for occupants under 18

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Who is Covered?

18 and over

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In What Seat?

All

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Hand-Held Ban?

Yes. Primary law.

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All Cell Phone Ban? School Bus Drivers

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? Novice Drivers

Drivers under 18. Primary law.

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Text Messaging Ban?

All drivers. Primary law.

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Red Light Cameras: State Law

None

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Red Light Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

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Speed Cameras: State Law

None

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Speed Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

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